Company ensures customers’ needs are met on journey to clean energy future
WALTHAM, M.A. – National Grid welcomed Gregory Knight to the Company as the new Chief Customer Officer on September 16. Knight brings over 25 years of experience across the customer operations lifecycle after holding leadership roles in sales, billing, supply chain, and customer care management.
ROSTOCK, Germany, September 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ How can we use innovations to tackle climate change? That was one of the central questions at the UNWTO summit meeting which took place in Saint Petersburg (Russia) from September 10–13, 2019. AIDA Cruises President Felix Eichhorn had been invited to discuss approaches for achieving climate targets with high-ranking representatives of the member countries of the UN world organization for tourism.
On April 26, 2019, AIDA Cruises and numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism celebrated the first-time arrival of the world's first LNG cruise ship in Barcelona.
September 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – On the same day AIDAnova was fueled for the first time in the Mediterranean with the lowest-emission fuel currently available to shipping industry, in Europe's biggest cruise port. As of now, alongside Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona has become not only the second start and end destination for AIDAnova's seven-day cruises in the Mediterranean: Thanks to a partnership with Shell, the cruise ship will also be regularly supplied with liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Spanish metropolis.
AIDA Cruises and Corvus Energy sign agreement for further cooperation at the opening of the first production plant of the battery manufacturer in Norway.
On the occasion of the opening of Corvus Energy's first production plant in Bergen, Norway, AIDA President Felix Eichhorn and the world's most renowned provider of maritime battery systems signed the agreement on September 5, 2019 to electrify the first cruise ship of AIDA Cruises. AIDAperla will be the first ship to be fitted with lithium-ion batteries from Corvus, produced in Norway, in 2020. The 300-meter-long cruise ship receives a battery pack capable of generating a total output of 10 MWh.
By Rudy Wynter, President and COO of the Wholesale Networks and U.S. Capital Delivery group, National Grid
As the cost of energy storage continues to decline, more and more utilities will turn to batteries. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the levelized cost of energy for lithium-ion batteries configured to supply four hours of grid power — a standard requirement for many grid services — has fallen by 74 per cent since 2012. Costs for those batteries is projected to drop even further – by as much as 67 per cent by 2030, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found in a recent study. Such a precipitous decline will only make storage a more valuable tool for utilities and others.
The E+E 100 are the VPs, directors, managers and engineers who are making significant strides in driving our industry. See the complete list here or download the report for more detailed information about these leaders. And stay tuned for the Call for Submissions coming in the fall, when you can nominate your favorite sustainability or energy management professional!
By Stewart Leeth, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer
The tremendous growth of our planet’s population is constantly researched and estimated. The latest report suggests the world’s population could be 10.9 billion by 2100. How do you feed the world, producing quality protein for millions, while protecting the environment?
DETROIT, Sept. 5, 2019 /3BL Media/— General Motors announced today that it has received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The awards recognize companies for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented GM with the award for Direct Project Engagement at the 2019 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Diego, California.
September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ — On April 26, 2019, AIDA Cruises and numerous representatives from politics, port-related businesses and tourism celebrated the first-time arrival of the world's first LNG cruise ship in Barcelona.